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Janet Wallach Education. (2012) 'The Richest Woman In America Hetty Green In the Guilded Age.'

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00:30:00

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San Francisco, CA, USA

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Channel 91 (627 MHz)

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mpeg2video

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ac3

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704

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480

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U.s. 3, Kenneth Davis 1, Allison 1, Greenland 1, Us 1, South America 1, Africa 1, Oklahoma 1,
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    November 23, 2012
    5:00 - 5:30am EST  

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i haven't read here. this is from allison in norman, oklahoma. when i was in elementary school in the 1950's, each classroom displayed a world map that put the u.s. squarely in the center of the world. the eurasian continent was split into, as parentheses to the u.s. in order to accommodate this you. i believe i have struggled against this distortion of the u.s. is both literal and symbolic place in the world all my life. we are close in age. so i wonder if you encounter the same perpetual distortion and subsequent challenge? you have 30 seconds. >> absolutely something i write about in don't know much about geography. specifically, most of us grew up with a certain, what is called, projection of the world. greenland looks like it is big, if up in africa. so, as things get turned around and given proportionally, i also
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included in that book of maps that just turns north and south america upside-down. what would happen if we looked at -- there's no reason we can look at it that way. north doesn't have to be a top. we could put south of the top who wanted to. >> host: we will have to leave it there. i apologize. out of time. kenneth davis has been our guest here on "in-depth".
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